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Sir
Sir
George Henry Martin CBE (3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016) was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician. He was referred to as the "Fifth Beatle", including by Paul McCartney, in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles' original albums.[1] Martin produced 30 number-one hit singles in the United Kingdom and 23 number-one hits in the United States. Martin produced comedy and novelty records in the early 1950s, working with Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, and Bernard Cribbins, among others. His career spanned more than six decades of work in music, film, television and live performance. He held a number of senior executive roles at media companies and contributed to a wide range of charitable causes, including his work for The Prince's Trust
The Prince's Trust
and the Caribbean
Caribbean
island of Montserrat. In recognition of his services to the music industry and popular culture, he was made a Knight Bachelor
Knight Bachelor
in 1996.

Contents

1 Early years

1.1 Parlophone

2 The Beatles

2.1 As an arranger 2.2 Film and composing work 2.3 The Beatles
The Beatles
Anthology 2.4 Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil
and Love 2.5 Public image

3 Other artists 4 Associated Independent Recording (AIR) 5 Music from the James Bond
James Bond
series 6 Books and audio retrospective 7 Television

7.1 The Rhythm of Life 7.2 Produced by George Martin 7.3 Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music

8 Death 9 Awards and recognition 10 Selected non-Beatles hit records produced or co-produced by George Martin 11 Discography 12 Selected discography (as producer) 13 See also 14 Notes 15 References 16 External links

Early years[edit] Martin was born in Highbury, London. When he was six, Martin's family acquired a piano that sparked his interest in music.[2] At eight years of age, Martin persuaded his parents, Henry and Betha Beatrice (nėe Simpson) Martin,[3] that he should take piano lessons, but those ended after only eight lessons because of a disagreement between his mother and the teacher. As a child, he attended several schools, including a "convent school in Holloway", St Joseph's School (Highgate), and at St Ignatius' College (Stamford Hill), where he had won a scholarship. When WWII broke out, and St. Ignatius College students were evacuated to Welwyn Garden City, his family left London, and he was enrolled at Bromley Grammar School.[4]

I remember well the very first time I heard a symphony orchestra. I was just in my teens when Sir
Sir
Adrian Boult
Adrian Boult
brought the BBC
BBC
Symphony Orchestra to my school for a public concert. It was absolutely magical. Hearing such glorious sounds I found it difficult to connect them with ninety men and women blowing into brass and wooden instruments or scraping away at strings with horsehair bows.[5]

Despite Martin's continued interest in music, and "fantasies about being the next Rachmaninov", he did not initially choose music as a career.[6] He worked briefly as a quantity surveyor, and later for the War Office
War Office
as a Temporary Clerk (Grade Three), which meant filing paperwork and making tea.[7] In 1943, when he was 17, he joined the Fleet Air Arm
Fleet Air Arm
of the Royal Navy and became an aerial observer and a commissioned officer. The war ended before Martin was involved in any combat, and he left the service in 1947.[8] Encouraged by Sidney Harrison (a member of the Committee for the Promotion of New Music) Martin used his veteran's grant to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1947 to 1950, where he studied piano and oboe, and was interested in the music of Rachmaninoff and Ravel, as well as Cole Porter. Martin's oboe teacher was Margaret Eliot
Margaret Eliot
(the mother of Jane Asher, who would later become involved with Paul McCartney).[9][10][11] After that, Martin explained that he had just picked it up by himself.[12] On 3 January 1948 – while still at the Academy – Martin married Sheena Chisholm, with whom he would have two children, Alexis and Gregory Paul Martin. He later married Judy Lockhart-Smith on 24 June 1966, and they also had two children, Lucie and Giles Martin.[13] Parlophone[edit]

The Beatles' first LP (produced by Martin)

Following his graduation, he worked for the BBC's classical music department, then joined EMI
EMI
in 1950 as an assistant to Oscar Preuss, the head of EMI's Parlophone
Parlophone
Records from 1950 to 1955. Although having been regarded by EMI
EMI
as a vital German imprint in the past, it was then not taken seriously and only used for EMI's insignificant acts.[9][14] After taking over Parlophone, as head of artists and repertoire,[15] when Preuss retired in 1955, Martin recorded classical and Baroque
Baroque
music, original cast recordings, and regional music from around Britain and Ireland.[16][17] Martin also produced numerous comedy and novelty records. His first hit for Parlophone
Parlophone
was the "Mock Mozart" single by Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
with Antony Hopkins – a record reluctantly released in 1952 by EMI, only after Preuss insisted they give his young assistant, Martin, a chance. Later that decade Martin worked with Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
on two very popular comedy LPs. One was released on 10 format and called The Best Of Sellers, the second was released in 1957, being called Songs for Swinging Sellers (a spoof on Frank Sinatra's LP Songs for Swingin' Lovers!).[18] As he had worked with Sellers, he also came to know Spike Milligan, with whom he became a firm friend, and best man at Milligan's second marriage: "I loved The Goon Show, and issued an album of it on my label Parlophone, which is how I got to know Spike."[19] The album was Bridge on the River Wye. It was a spoof of the film The Bridge on the River Kwai, being based on the 1957 Goon Show episode "An African Incident." It was intended to have the same name as the film, but shortly before its release, the film company threatened legal action if the name was used.[20] Martin edited out the 'K' every time the word Kwai was spoken, with Bridge on the River Wye being the result. The River Wye
River Wye
is a river that runs through England and Wales. The album featured Milligan, Sellers, Jonathan Miller, and Peter Cook, playing various characters.[21][22] Other comedians Martin worked with included Bernard Cribbins, Charlie Drake, Terry Scott, Bruce Forsyth, Michael Bentine, Dudley Moore, Flanders and Swann, Lance Percival, Joan Sims, Bill Oddie, and The Alberts. Martin worked with both Jim Dale and the Vipers Skiffle Group, with whom he had a number of hits. In early 1962, under the pseudonym "Ray Cathode," Martin released an early electronic dance single, "Time Beat" – recorded at the BBC
BBC
Radiophonic Workshop. As Martin wanted to add rock and roll to Parlophone's repertoire, he struggled to find a "fireproof" hit-making pop artist or group.[23] As a producer, Martin recorded the two-man show featuring Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, At the Drop of a Hat, which sold steadily for twenty-five years, although Martin's breakthrough as a producer came with the Beyond the Fringe
Beyond the Fringe
show cast album, which starred Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, and Jonathan Miller, and he would also produce the accompanying soundtrack album for David Frost's satirical BBC
BBC
TV show That Was the Week That Was
That Was the Week That Was
in 1963. Martin's work transformed the profile of Parlophone
Parlophone
from a "sad little company" to a very profitable business.[24] The Beatles[edit]

Martin working with the Beatles in a studio during Beatles for Sale sessions, 1964

Martin was contacted by Sid Coleman of Ardmore & Beechwood, who told him about Brian Epstein, the manager of a band whom he had met. He thought Martin might be interested in the group, even though they had been turned down by Decca Records. Until that time, although he had had considerable success with the comedy records, and a number 1 hit with the Temperance Seven, Martin had only minor success with pop music, such as "Who Could Be Bluer" by Jerry Lordan, and singles with Shane Fenton
Shane Fenton
and Matt Monro. After the telephone call by Coleman, Martin arranged a meeting on 13 February 1962 with Brian Epstein.[25] Martin listened to a tape recorded at Decca, and thought that Epstein's group was "rather unpromising", but liked the sound of Lennon's and McCartney's vocals.[26] After another meeting with Epstein on 9 May at the Abbey Road studios, Martin was impressed by Epstein's enthusiasm and agreed to sign the unknown Beatles to a recording contract, without having met them or seen them play live.[27] The contract was not what it seemed, however, as Martin would not sign it himself until he had heard an audition, and later said that EMI
EMI
had "nothing to lose," as it offered one penny for each record sold, which was split among the four members.[28] Martin suggested to EMI
EMI
(after the release of "From Me to You") that the royalty rate should be doubled without asking for anything in return, which led to Martin being thought of as a "traitor in EMI".[29] The Beatles
The Beatles
auditioned for Martin on 6 June 1962, in studio three at the Abbey Road studios.[30] Ron Richards and his engineer Norman Smith recorded four songs, which Martin (who was not present during the recording) listened to at the end of the session. The verdict was not promising, however, as Richards complained about Pete Best's drumming, and Martin thought their original songs were simply not good enough.[27] Martin asked the individual Beatles if there was anything they personally did not like, to which George Harrison
George Harrison
replied, "Well, there's your tie, for a start." That was the turning point, according to Smith, as John Lennon
John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
joined in with jokes and comic wordplay, that made Martin think that he should sign them to a contract for their wit alone.[31] The Beatles' second recording session with Martin was on 4 September 1962, when they recorded "How Do You Do It", heavily modified by The Beatles which Martin thought was a sure-fire hit, even though Lennon and McCartney did not want to release it, not being one of their own compositions or style.[32] Martin was correct: Gerry & the Pacemakers' version, which Martin produced, spent three weeks at No. 1 in April 1963, before being displaced by "From Me to You". On 11 September 1962, the Beatles re-recorded "Love Me Do" with session player Andy White playing drums. Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
was asked to play tambourine and maracas, and although he complied, he was definitely "not pleased". Due to an EMI
EMI
library error, a 4 September version with Starr playing drums was issued on the British single release; afterwards, the tape was destroyed, and the 11 September recording with Andy White on drums was used for all subsequent releases.[33] Martin would later praise Starr's drumming, calling him "probably ... the finest rock drummer in the world today".[34] As "Love Me Do" peaked at number 17 in the British charts, on 26 November 1962 Martin recorded "Please Please Me", which he did only after Lennon and McCartney had almost begged him to record another of their original songs. Martin's crucial contribution to the song was to tell them to speed up what was initially a slow ballad. After the recording Martin looked over the mixing desk and said, "Gentlemen, you have just made your first number one record".[35][36] Martin directed Epstein to find a good publisher, as Ardmore & Beechwood had done nothing to promote "Love Me Do", informing Epstein of three publishers who, in Martin's opinion, would be fair and honest, which led them to Dick James.[37] As an arranger[edit]

Abbey Road Studios, where Martin recorded Parlophone's artists

Martin's more formal musical expertise helped fill the gaps between the Beatles' unrefined talent and the sound which distinguished them from other groups, which eventually made them successful. Most of the Beatles' orchestral arrangements and instrumentation were written or performed by Martin, as well as frequent keyboard parts on the early records, in collaboration with the less musically experienced band.[38] It was Martin's idea to score a string quartet accompaniment for "Yesterday" against McCartney's initial reluctance.[38][39] Martin played the song in the style of Bach to show McCartney the voicings that were available.[40] Another example is the song " Penny
Penny
Lane", which featured a piccolo trumpet solo that was requested by McCartney after hearing the instrument on a BBC
BBC
broadcast. McCartney hummed the melody that he wanted, and Martin notated it for David Mason, the classically trained trumpeter.[41] Martin's work as an arranger was used for many Beatles recordings. For "Eleanor Rigby," he scored and conducted a strings-only accompaniment inspired by Bernard Herrmann. On a Canadian speaking tour in 2007, Martin said that his "Eleanor Rigby" score was influenced by Herrmann's score for the Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
thriller Psycho.[42] For "Strawberry Fields Forever", he and recording engineer Geoff Emerick turned two very different takes into a single master through careful use of vari-speed and editing.[43] For "I Am the Walrus", he provided a quirky and original arrangement for brass, violins, cellos, and the Mike Sammes Singers vocal ensemble.[44][45][46] On "In My Life", he played a speeded-up baroque piano solo.[47] He worked with McCartney to implement the orchestral climax in "A Day in the Life", and he and McCartney shared conducting duties the day that it was recorded.[48] Martin contributed integral parts to other songs, including the piano in "Lovely Rita",[49] the harpsichord in "Fixing a Hole", the old steam organ and tape loop arrangement that created the Pablo Fanque circus atmosphere that Lennon requested on "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" (both Martin and Lennon played steam organ parts for this song), and the orchestration in "Good Night".[50][51][52] The first song that Martin did not arrange was "She's Leaving Home", as he had a prior engagement to produce a Cilla Black
Cilla Black
session, so McCartney contacted arranger Mike Leander to do it. Martin was reportedly hurt by this, but still produced the recording and conducted the orchestra himself.[53] Martin was in demand as an independent arranger and producer by the time of The White Album, so the Beatles were left to produce various tracks by themselves.[54] Martin composed and arranged the score for the Beatles' film Yellow Submarine[55] and the James Bond
James Bond
film Live and Let Die, for which Paul McCartney wrote and sang the title song.[56] He helped arrange Paul and Linda McCartney's American Number 1 single "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey".[57] Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
once commended Martin by saying: " George Martin
George Martin
[was] quite experimental for who he was, a grown-up."[58] Film and composing work[edit] Beginning in the late 1950s, Martin began to supplement his producer income by publishing music and having his artists record it. He used the pseudonyms Lezlo Anales and John Chisholm, before settling on Graham Fisher as his primary pseudonym.[59] Martin composed, arranged, and produced film scores since the early 1960s, including the instrumental scores of the films A Hard Day's Night (1964, for which he won an Academy Award
Academy Award
Nomination), Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965), Yellow Submarine (1968), and Live and Let Die (1973). Other notable movie scores include Crooks Anonymous
Crooks Anonymous
(1962), The Family Way
The Family Way
(1966), Pulp (1972, starring Michael Caine
Michael Caine
and Mickey Rooney), the Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
film The Optimists of Nine Elms
The Optimists of Nine Elms
(1973), and the John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
directed Honky Tonk Freeway
Honky Tonk Freeway
(1981).[citation needed] Martin was also commissioned to write an official opening theme for BBC
BBC
Radio 1's launch in September 1967. Entitled Theme One, it was the first music heard on Radio 1 (not The Move's Flowers in the Rain, which was the first record played in full on the station).[60] In Nov 2017 the Craig Leon produced album George Martin
George Martin
- Film Scores and Original Orchestral Music was released. The album of new recordings collected a selection of Martin's compositions together for the first time, including previously unheard pieces Belle Etoile and sketches from the feature film The Mission (1986) which weren't used in the original soundtrack. The Beatles
The Beatles
Anthology[edit] Martin oversaw post-production on The Beatles
The Beatles
Anthology (which was originally entitled The Long and Winding Road) in 1994 and 1995, working again with Geoff Emerick.[61] Martin decided to use an old 8-track analogue deck – which EMI
EMI
learned an engineer still had – to mix the songs for the project, instead of a modern digital deck. He explained this by saying that the old deck created a completely different sound, which a new deck could not accurately reproduce.[62] He also said he found the whole project a strange experience (and McCartney agreed), as they had to listen to themselves chatting in the studio, 25–30 years previously.[63] Martin stepped down when it came to producing the two new singles reuniting McCartney, Harrison, and Starr, who wanted to overdub two old Lennon demos. Martin had suffered a hearing loss, so he left the work to writer/producer Jeff Lynne
Jeff Lynne
of the Electric Light Orchestra.[64][65] Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil
and Love[edit] In 2006, Martin and his son, Giles Martin, remixed 80 minutes of Beatles music for the Las Vegas stage performance Love, a joint venture between Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil
and the Beatles' Apple Corps
Apple Corps
Ltd.[66] A soundtrack album from the show was released that same year.[67] Public image[edit] Martin's contribution to the Beatles' work received regular critical acclaim, and led to him being described as the "Fifth Beatle" (in 2016, Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
wrote that "If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George"[68]).[69] However, he distanced himself from this claim, stating that assistant and roadie Neil Aspinall
Neil Aspinall
would be more deserving of that title.[70] In the immediate aftermath of the Beatles' break-up, a time when he made many angry utterances, John Lennon
John Lennon
trivialised Martin's importance to the Beatles' music. In his 1970 interview with Jann Wenner, Lennon said, "[Dick James] is another one of those people, who think they made us. They didn't. I'd like to hear Dick James' music and I'd like to hear George Martin's music, please, just play me some."[71] In a 1971 letter to Paul McCartney, Lennon wrote, "When people ask me questions about 'What did George Martin
George Martin
really do for you?,' I have only one answer, 'What does he do now?' I noticed you had no answer for that! It's not a putdown, it's the truth."[72] Lennon wrote that Martin took too much credit for the Beatles' music. Commenting specifically on "Revolution 9", Lennon said with ironic authority, "For Martin to state that he was 'painting a sound picture' is pure hallucination. Ask any of the other people involved. The final editing Yoko and I did alone."[72] Lennon later retracted many of the comments he made in that era, attributing them to his anger. He subsequently spoke with great affection and fondness for Martin.[73] In 1971 he said: "George Martin made us what we were in the studio. He helped us develop a language to talk to other musicians."[74] According to Alan Parsons, he had "great ears" and "rightfully earned the title of "Fifth Beatle".[75] Julian Lennon
Julian Lennon
called Martin "The Fifth Beatle, without question".[76] Other artists[edit]

Martin in 2007

Martin produced recordings for many other artists, including contemporaries of the Beatles, such as Matt Monro, Cilla Black, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer
Billy J. Kramer
& the Dakotas, The Fourmost, David and Jonathan, and The Action, as well as The King's Singers, the band America,[77] guitarists Jeff Beck, John McLaughlin and John Williams, sixties duo Edwards Hand, Gary Brooker, Neil Sedaka, Ultravox, country singer Kenny Rogers, UFO, Cheap Trick, Elton John, Little River Band, Celine Dion
Celine Dion
and Yoshiki Hayashi of X Japan.[78][79] Also working with Gary Glitter
Gary Glitter
before his chart success, Martin recorded several songs with him in the early 1960s, with the singer using the pseudonym of "Paul Raven". He also produced the album The Man in the Bowler Hat (1974) for the eccentric British folk-rock group Stackridge.[80] Martin worked with Paul Winter
Paul Winter
on his (1972) Icarus album, which was recorded in a rented house by the sea in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Winter said that Martin taught him "how to use the studio as a tool", and allowed him to record the album in a relaxed atmosphere, which was different from the pressurised control in a professional studio.[81] In 1979 he worked with Ron Goodwin to produce the album containing The Beatles
The Beatles
Concerto, written by John Rutter. In 2010, Martin was the executive producer of the hard rock debut of Arms of the Sun, an all-star project featuring Rex Brown
Rex Brown
(Pantera, Down), John Luke Hebert (King Diamond), Lance Harvill and Ben Bunker.[82] In 1991, Martin contributed the string arrangement and conducted the orchestra for the song "Ticket To Heaven" on the last Dire Straits studio album On Every Street. In 1992, Martin worked with Pete Townshend on the musical stage production of The Who's Tommy. The play opened on Broadway in 1993, with the original cast album being released that summer. Martin won the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Musical Show Album in 1993, as the producer of that album. In 1995, he contributed the horn and string arrangement for the song "Latitude" on the Elton John
Elton John
Made in England album, which was recorded at Martin's AIR Studios London. He also produced "Candle in the Wind 1997", Elton's tribute single to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, which topped charts around the world in September 1997.[83][84] Associated Independent Recording (AIR)[edit] Within the recording industry, Martin was known for having become independent at a time when many producers were still salaried. However, EMI
EMI
refused his pleas for royalties on his own work[15], nor did they provide him with any year-end bonuses (which were standard for EMI
EMI
employees) after 1962, maintaining that his £3000 annual salary was sufficient remuneration for his services, at a time when artists he had signed and were producing had generated tens of millions of pounds for EMI. By 1965, the Beatles' success had given Martin the leverage to start Associated Independent Recording (AIR), which enabled him to hire out his services to other artists. Martin also took EMI’s best producers and staff along with him to AIR.[15] AIR demonstrated how important Martin's talents were to his artists, and it allowed him a share in record royalties on his hits.[85] To this day, AIR remains one of the world's pre-eminent recording studios.[86] In 1979, Martin opened a studio on the Caribbean
Caribbean
island of Montserrat.[13] This studio was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Hugo
ten years later.[87] Music from the James Bond
James Bond
series[edit] Martin also directly and indirectly contributed to the main themes of three films in the James Bond
James Bond
series. Although Martin did not produce the theme for the second Bond film, From Russia with Love, he was responsible for the signing of Matt Monro
Matt Monro
to EMI, just months prior to his recording of the song of the same title.[88] Martin also produced two of the best-known James Bond
James Bond
themes. The first was "Goldfinger" by Shirley Bassey
Shirley Bassey
in 1964.[89] The second, in 1973, was "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
and Wings for the film of the same name. He also composed and produced the film's score.[90] Books and audio retrospective[edit] In 1979, Martin published a memoir, All You Need is Ears (co-written with Jeremy Hornsby), that described his work with the Beatles and other artists (including Peter Sellers, Sophia Loren, Shirley Bassey, Flanders and Swann, Matt Monro, and Dudley Moore), and gave an informal introduction to the art and science of sound recording. In 1993 he published Summer of Love: The Making of Sgt Pepper (published in the U.S. as With a Little Help from My Friends: The Making of Sgt Pepper, co-authored with William Pearson),[91][92] which also included interview quotations from a 1992 South Bank Show episode discussing the album. Martin also edited a 1983 book called Making Music: The Guide to Writing, Performing and Recording. In 2001, Martin released Produced by George Martin: 50 Years in Recording, a six-CD retrospective of his entire studio career, and in 2002, Martin launched Playback, his limited-edition illustrated autobiography, published by Genesis Publications.[93] Television[edit] The Rhythm of Life[edit] In 1997–98, Martin hosted a three-part BBC
BBC
co-produced documentary series titled "The Rhythm of Life", in which he discussed various aspects of musical composition with professional musicians and singers, among them Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, and Celine Dion. The series aired on the Ovation television network in the United States.[94][95][96] Produced by George Martin[edit] On 25 April 2011, a 90-minute documentary feature film co-produced by the BBC
BBC
Arena team, Produced by George Martin, aired to critical acclaim for the first time in the UK. It combines rare archive footage and new interviews with, among others, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Beck, Cilla Black, and Giles Martin, and tells the life story of how George Martin, a schoolboy growing up in the Depression, grew up to become a legendary music producer. The film, with over 50 minutes of extra footage, including interviews from Rick Rubin, T-Bone Burnett and Ken Scott, was released worldwide by Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray on 10 September 2012. Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music[edit] Produced in association with Sir
Sir
George Martin, Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music charts a century’s worth of music innovation and experimentation, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at recorded music. Soundbreaking features more than 160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists, producers, and music industry pioneers of all time. Soundbreaking became George Martin's last, and one of his most personal, projects when he died six days before its premiere.[97] Death[edit] Martin died in his sleep on the night of 8 March 2016 at his home in Wiltshire, England, at the age of 90.[98][99] His death was announced by Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr
on his Twitter account.[100] A spokesperson for the Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
confirmed his death.[101] The cause of his death has not been announced.[102] He is survived by his wife of nearly fifty years, Judy Lockhart Smith, and his four children.[99] Awards and recognition[edit]

Grammy Award
Grammy Award
1967 – Best Contemporary Album (as producer of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)[103] Grammy Award
Grammy Award
1967 – Album of the Year (as producer of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)[103] Grammy Award
Grammy Award
1973 – Best Arrangement, Accompanying Vocalist(s) (as arranger of "Live and Let Die")[103] BRIT Awards
BRIT Awards
1977 – Best British Producer (of the past 25 years).[104] BRIT Awards
BRIT Awards
1984 – Outstanding Contribution To Music[105] Grammy Award
Grammy Award
1993 – Best Musical Show Album (as producer of The Who's Tommy)[103] Grammy Award
Grammy Award
2007 – Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media, producer together with Giles Martin, of The Beatles
The Beatles
album Love[103] Grammy Award
Grammy Award
2007 – Best Surround Sound Album, producer together with Giles Martin, of The Beatles
The Beatles
album Love[103] In 1965, he was nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
1964 – Scoring of Music (for A Hard Day's Night)[106] In April 1989, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate
Honorary Doctorate
in Music by Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music
in Boston, Massachusetts.[107] On 9 July 1992, he was awarded an honorary Master of Arts degree by University of Salford, in recognition of his involvement with the innovative BSc Hons Popular Music and Recording validated by the university (taught at University College Salford), and his contribution to British popular music in general.[108] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
on 15 March 1999[109] and into the UK Music Hall of Fame on 14 November 2006. Martin was named the British Phonographic Industry's "Man of the Year" of 1998. In 2002, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Film by the World Soundtrack Academy at Belgium's Flanders International Film Festival. He was granted his own coat of arms in March 2004 by the College of Arms. His shield features three beetles, a house martin holding a recorder, and the Latin motto Amore Solum Opus Est ("All You Need Is Love").[110] In November 2006, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate
Honorary Doctorate
in Music by Leeds Beckett University.[citation needed] In September 2008, he was awarded the James Joyce Award by the Literary and Historical Society of University College Dublin.[111] Martin was honoured with a Gold Medal for Services to the Arts from the CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers).[citation needed] On 25 May 2010, he was given an honorary membership in the Audio Engineering Society at the 128th AES Convention in London. On 29 June 2011, he was given an honorary degree, Doctor of Music, from the University of Oxford.[112] On 17 October 2012, he won a lifetime award in the 39th BASCA
BASCA
Gold Badge Awards[113]

Martin was one of a handful of producers to have number one records in three or more consecutive decades (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s). Others in this group include Phil Spector
Phil Spector
(1950s, 1960s and 1970s), Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
(1960s, 1970s and 1980s), Michael Omartian (1970s, 1980s and 1990s), and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
(1980s, 1990s, and 2000s).[114][115] Selected non-Beatles hit records produced or co-produced by George Martin[edit] Records produced by Martin have achieved 30 number one singles and 16 number one albums in the UK – plus 23 number one singles and 19 number one albums in North America (most of which were by The Beatles).[116] Main article: The Beatles
The Beatles
discography Main article: Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
discography

"You're Driving Me Crazy", The Temperance Seven
Temperance Seven
(25 May 1961, #1) "My Kind of Girl", Matt Monro
Matt Monro
(31 July 1961, #5) "My Boomerang Won't Come Back", Charlie Drake
Charlie Drake
(5 October 1961, #14) "Sun Arise", Rolf Harris
Rolf Harris
(25 October 1962, #3) "Little Children", Billy J. Kramer
Billy J. Kramer
with the Dakotas (19 March 1964, #1) "Bad to Me", Billy J. Kramer
Billy J. Kramer
with the Dakotas (22 August 1963, #1) "Hello Little Girl", The Fourmost (30 August 1963, #9) "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying", Gerry & the Pacemakers (4 July 1964, #4) "You're My World", Cilla Black
Cilla Black
(1 August 1964, #1) "How Do You Do It?", Gerry & the Pacemakers (11 April 1963, #1) "Can't Buy Me Love", Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
(1 May 1964, #34) "Walk Away", Matt Monro
Matt Monro
(4 September 1964, #4) "I Like It", Gerry & the Pacemakers (7 November 1964, #1) "I'll Be There", Gerry & the Pacemakers (30 January 1965, #14) "Ferry Cross the Mersey", Gerry & the Pacemakers (20 March 1965, #6) "Goldfinger", Shirley Bassey
Shirley Bassey
(27 March 1965, #8) "You'll Never Walk Alone", Gerry & the Pacemakers (3 July 1965, #48) "Trains and Boats and Planes", Billy J. Kramer
Billy J. Kramer
with the Dakotas (31 July 1965, #47) "Alfie", Cilla Black
Cilla Black
(10 September 1966,#UK6 #95) "Girl on a Swing", Gerry & the Pacemakers (22 October 1966, #28) "Live and Let Die", Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
& Wings (1 June 1973, UK#9 US#2) "Tin Man", America (9 November 1974, #4) "Lonely People", America (8 March 1975, #5) "Sister Golden Hair", America (14 June 1975, #1) "Oh! Darling", Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb
(7 October 1978, #15) "The Night Owls", Little River Band
Little River Band
(1981, US #6) "Ebony and Ivory", Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
& Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(29 March 1982 US #1) "Say, Say, Say", Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
& Michael Jackson (10 December 1983, #1) "No More Lonely Nights", Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(8 December 1984, #6) "Morning Desire", Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers
(10 July 1985, #1) "The Man I Love", Kate Bush
Kate Bush
& Larry Adler
Larry Adler
(18 July 1994, #27) "Candle in the Wind 1997", Elton John
Elton John
(11 October 1997, #1) "Pure", Hayley Westenra
Hayley Westenra
(10 July 2003, #1 UK classical charts, No. 8, UK pop charts)

Discography[edit]

Off the Beatle Track
Off the Beatle Track
(1964 Parlophone
Parlophone
PCS 3057) A Hard Day's Night: Instrumental Versions of the Motion Picture Score (19 February 1965, United Artists) George Martin
George Martin
Scores Instrumental Versions of the Hits (1965) Help! (1965, Columbia TWO 102) ..and I Love Her (1966, Columbia TWO 141) George Martin Instrumentally Salutes The Beatle Girls (1966) British Maid (1968, United Artists SULP 1196, released in the US as London
London
by George) Yellow Submarine (side one: The Beatles, side two: The George Martin Orchestra, 1969) By George! (1970, Sunset SLS 50182, reissue of British Maid) Live and Let Die (producer for Paul McCartney's song, and composer of musical score, 1973) Beatles to Bond and Bach (1978) In My Life
In My Life
(1998) Produced by George Martin (2001) The Family Way
The Family Way
(2003)

Selected discography (as producer)[edit] See also: The Beatles
The Beatles
discography and Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
discography

Sidney Torch – "Barwick Green" ( The Archers
The Archers
theme) (1951) Jack Parnell – "The White Suit Samba" (1951) Jimmy Shand
Jimmy Shand
– "Bluebell Polka" (1952) Kenneth McKellar – "Ae Fond Kiss" (1952) Tommy Reilly – "Melody on the Move" (1952) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
– "Mock Mozart" (1952) Eve Boswell
Eve Boswell
– "Pickin' a Chicken" (1955) Edna Savage – "Arrivederci Darling" (1955) Eamonn Andrews – "The Shifting Whispering Sands" (1956) Dick James
Dick James
– "Robin Hood" (1956) The Ivor and Basil Kirchin Band - "Rock-A-Beatin' Boogie" (1956) Johnny Dankworth
Johnny Dankworth
– "Experiments With Mice" (1956) Shirley Abicair – "Smiley" (1956) Glen Mason - "Glendora" (1956) Mandy Miller – "Nellie the Elephant" (1956) The Vipers Skiffle Group – "Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O" (1957) Jim Dale – "Be My Girl" (1957) Ian Wallace – "The Hippopotamus Song" (1957) Charlie Drake
Charlie Drake
– "Splish Splash" (1958) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
– "A Drop of the Hard Stuff" (1958) Humphrey Lyttelton
Humphrey Lyttelton
– "Saturday Jump" (1959) Bruce Forsyth
Bruce Forsyth
– "I'm in Charge" (1959) Flanders and Swann – At the Drop of a Hat (1960) Matt Monro
Matt Monro
– "Portrait of My Love" (1960) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
and Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
– "Goodness Gracious Me" (1960) Beyond the Fringe
Beyond the Fringe
(Original Cast Recording) (1961) Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
– "Strictly for the Birds" (1961) Bernard Cribbins
Bernard Cribbins
– "Right Said Fred" (1962); "A Hole in the Ground" (1962); "Gossip Calypso" (1962) The Alberts
The Alberts
– "Morse Code Melody" (1962) Michael Bentine
Michael Bentine
– "Football Results" (1962) Terry Scott
Terry Scott
– "My Brother" (1963) Joan Sims
Joan Sims
– "Oh Not Again Ken" (1963) Shirley Bassey
Shirley Bassey
– "I (Who Have Nothing)" (1963) David Frost
David Frost
and Millicent Martin
Millicent Martin
That Was the Week That Was
That Was the Week That Was
(1963) Cambridge Circus (Original Cast Recording) (1963) Flanders and Swann – At the Drop of Another Hat
At the Drop of Another Hat
(1964) Alma Cogan
Alma Cogan
– "It's You" (1964) The Scaffold – "2 Day's Monday" (1966) Ron Goodwin – Adventure (1966) Edwards Hand – Edwards Hand (1969) Stan Getz
Stan Getz
– Marrakesh Express (1969) Ringo Starr – Sentimental Journey (1970) Seatrain – Seatrain (1970) Seatrain - The Marblehead Messenger (1971) The King's Singers – " The King's Singers Collection" (1972) Paul Winter
Paul Winter
Consort – Icarus (1972) The King's Singers – "A French Collection" (1973) The King's Singers – "Deck the Hall" (1973) John Williams – The Height Below (1973) Stackridge – The Man in the Bowler Hat
The Man in the Bowler Hat
(1974, released as Pinafore Days in the US and Canada) Mahavishnu Orchestra – Apocalypse (1974) America – Holiday (1974) Tommy Steele
Tommy Steele
– My Life, My Song (1974) Jeff Beck – Blow by Blow
Blow by Blow
(1975) America – Hearts (1975) America – Hideaway (1976) American Flyer – American Flyer (1976) Jeff Beck – Wired (1976) Cleo Laine
Cleo Laine
– Born On a Friday (1976) Jimmy Webb – El Mirage (1977) America – Harbor (1977) Neil Sedaka
Neil Sedaka
– A Song (1977) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
(1978, original soundtrack) America – Silent Letter (1979) Gary Brooker
Gary Brooker
– No More Fear of Flying (1979) Cheap Trick – All Shook Up (1980) UFO – No Place to Run (1980) Little River Band – Time Exposure (1981) Ultravox – Quartet (1982) Paul McCartney – Tug of War (1982) Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace
Pipes of Peace
(1983) Paul McCartney – Give My Regards to Broad Street
Give My Regards to Broad Street
(1984) Andy Leek – Say Something (1988) Yoshiki – Eternal Melody
Eternal Melody
(1993) Tommy (Original Cast Recording) (1993) Celine Dion
Celine Dion
– "The Reason" (1997) George Martin – In My Life
In My Life
(1998) The Beatles – Love (2006)

See also[edit]

The Art of Noise (radio show)

Notes[edit]

^ " Sir
Sir
George Martin, the Fifth Beatle, dies aged 90 - reaction". The Daily Telegraph. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.  ^ Martin (1989) p. 13 ^ Mosley (2003) pp. 2631-32 ^ Martin 1995, p. 15. ^ A lifelong love affair with the orchestra bbc.co.uk; retrieved 21 September 2007 ^ Martin 1995, p. 17. ^ Martin 1995, p. 18. ^ Martin 1995, pp. 25–28. ^ a b Spitz 2005, p. 296. ^ Spitz 2005, p. 438. ^ Martin 1995, pp. 18–25. ^ Martin 1995, p. 14. ^ a b George Martin's Biography musicianguide.com. Retrieved: 23 September 2007 ^ Martin 1995, pp. 28–29. ^ a b c D.H. (16 October 2017). "The first biography of George Martin, the Beatles' only producer". The Economist.  ^ Martin 1995, p. 63. ^ Martin 1995, pp. 84–85. ^ Lewisohn, Mark (29 October 2013). Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years. Random House. p. 273. ISBN 978-1400083053.  ^ Ventham 2002, p. 62. ^ Sikov, Ed. Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers. Hachette Books. ISBN 978-0-7868-6664-9.  ^ Lewis(1995) pp205–206 ^ "Description of Bridge on The River Wye—scroll down page". Thegoonshow.net. Retrieved 22 September 2011.  ^ Miles 1997, pp. 330–331. ^ Spitz 2005, p. 297. ^ Spitz 2005, pp. 297–298. ^ Spitz (2005) p. 301 ^ a b Miles 1997, p. 90. ^ Spitz 2005, p. 312. ^ Spitz 2005, p. 414. ^ Martin 1995, pp. 120–123. ^ Spitz 2005, pp. 318–319. ^ Lewisohn 1990, p. 7. ^ Lewisohn, Mark (1988). The Beatles
The Beatles
Recording Sessions. New York: Harmony Books. ISBN 0-517-57066-1 ^ George Martin
George Martin
interviewed on the Pop Chronicles
Pop Chronicles
(1969) ^ Spitz 2005, p. 360. ^ "Congratulations, gentlemen, you've just made your first number one." bbc.co.uk. Retrieved: 21 September 2007. ^ Spitz 2005, p. 364. ^ a b Miles 1997, p. 205. ^ "What about a classical string quartet?" bbc.co.uk. Retrieved: 21 September 2007 ^ Miles 1997, p. 206. ^ Lewisohn 1990, p. 93. ^ MacDonald (1994) p163 ^ Lewisohn 1990, pp. 90–91. ^ Lewisohn 1990, p. 127. ^ Miles 1997, p. 357. ^ MacDonald (1994) p216 ^ Lewisohn 1990, p. 65. ^ Miles 1997, pp. 326–328. ^ MacDonald (1994) pp189–190 ^ Lewisohn 1990, p. 99. ^ Miles 1997, p. 318. ^ Lewisohn 1990, p. 144. ^ Miles 1997, p. 317. ^ Miles 1997, p. 491. ^ Martin 1995, pp. 226–230. ^ Martin 1995, pp. 231–232. ^ "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey". The Beatles
The Beatles
Bible. Retrieved 1 September 2016.  ^ "'Good Day Sunshine'". 100 Greatest Beatle Songs. Rolling Stone. 19 September 2011.  ^ Lewisohn 2013, p. 273. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41414837 ^ " The Beatles
The Beatles
Anthology" DVD 2003 ( Special
Special
Features—Compiling The Anthology Albums—0:00:10) George Martin
George Martin
talking about The Anthology project. ^ " The Beatles
The Beatles
Anthology" DVD 2003 ( Special
Special
Features: Compiling The Anthology Albums—0:03:14) George Martin
George Martin
talking about using an old 8-track desk for The Anthology project. ^ " The Beatles
The Beatles
Anthology" DVD 2003 ( Special
Special
Features—Compiling The Anthology Albums—0:10:24) George Martin
George Martin
talking about how strange it was to listen to himself and the group chatting 30 years ago. ^ Martin's hearing loss Archived 8 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. 4hearingloss.com. Retrieved: 23 September 2007 ^ "handed over further duties to ELO supremo Jeff Lynne" Archived 7 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine. icons.org.uk. Retrieved: 23 September 2007 ^ Love unveils new angle on Beatles bbc.co.uk; retrieved: 21 September 2007 ^ Legendary producer returns to Abbey Road bbc.co.uk; retrieved 21 September 2007. ^ " Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
- I'm so sad to hear the news of the... - Facebook". facebook.com. Retrieved 10 March 2016.  ^ Rushton, Katherine (24 April 2012). "'Fifth Beatle' Sir
Sir
George Martin believes EMI
EMI
break-up 'the worst thing music has ever faced'". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 September 2013.  ^ Ingham, Chris (2009). The Rough Guide to the Beatles. Dorling Kindersley Ltd. p. 236. ISBN 978-1-84836-525-4.  ^ "The Rolling Stone Interview: John Lennon
John Lennon
(text and podcast)". Imaginepeace.com. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2014.  ^ a b Willman, Chris (8 October 2012). "' John Lennon
John Lennon
Letters' Reveal Bitterness Toward George Martin
George Martin
As Well as McCartney". Music.yahoo.com. Retrieved 30 July 2014.  ^ " John Lennon
John Lennon
on working with George Martin", BBC
BBC
News, 9 March 2016; retrieved 9 March 2016. ^ "Beatles Producer George Martin
George Martin
Dead At 90", Rolling Stone, 9 March 2016; retrieved 9 March 2016. ^ " Alan Parsons
Alan Parsons
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Eternal Melody
release information". cdjapan.co.jp.  Retrieved: 21 September 2007 ^ Strauss, Neil (18 June 1998). "Article on Hideto Matsumoto's death". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 May 2010.  ^ Stackridge
Stackridge
web page stackridge.net; retrieved on 19 September 2007 Archived 21 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Paul Winter
Paul Winter
comments about Martin and recording northwestern.edu Retrieved 8 November 2007 ^ George Martin
George Martin
Project Set to Debut on ExtremeMusic.com Archived 22 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.; retrieved 20 February 2010. ^ BBC
BBC
– Press Office: Elton John
Elton John
tops million sellers chart BBC Radio 2 Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 March 2016 ^ Entertainment: Elton's candle burns in Canada BBC
BBC
News. Retrieved 9 March 2016 ^ Martin 1995, pp. 179–185. ^ Air studios web page airstudios.com Retrieved on 19 September 2007 Archived 8 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Rock and roll
Rock and roll
hall of fame: George Martin
George Martin
rockhall.com ^ Andrews Sisters, Ann Shelton, Matt Monro—bottom of page eastlondonhistory.com. Accessed 29 December 2007 Archived 19 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Track listing for George Martin
George Martin
compilation on his official site georgemartin.co.uk. Accessed 29 December 2007 ^ " George Martin
George Martin
– film composer and Music Producer". Mfiles.co.uk. Retrieved 22 September 2011.  ^ George Martin
George Martin
(1994) ^ Summer Of Love, genesis-publications.com; retrieved 23 September 2007. ^ Playback—An Illustrated Memoir genesis-publications.com. Retrieved: 23 September 2007 ^ Program listing at British Film Industry website bfi.org.uk. Retrieved: 2 May 2013 ^ "The Rhythm of Life strikes a sweet note with Ovation" realscreen.com. Retrieved: 2 May 2013 ^ "All You Need Is ... 'The Rhythm of Life'" articles.latimes.com. Retrieved: 2 May 2013 ^ "About the Series: Soundbreaking" soundbreaking.com. Retrieved: 26 November 2016 ^ Andy Greene (9 March 2016). "Beatles Producer George Martin
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